While people are disappointed with the end result of GTA Trilogy: The Definitive Edition, we have a Reddit user who has returned to the struggle to remake some of these games with his bare hands. The person, who signs up as MapEditorMaster, showed how his version of GTA San Andreas:
According to your post and responses in the comments, this “remake” of San Andreas it would be immune to Take-Two’s quick trigger process because the game is being made entirely from scratch in Far Cry 5’s map editor.
MapEditorMaster highlights that it makes no direct reference to the GTA San Andreas, doesn’t even use game files, and believes this will be enough to shield the game from Take-Two’s hyperactive lawyers. But it’s interesting to remember that something similar happened with the levels of Goldeneye 007 which were also made in the Far Cry 5.
Anyway, if the project can go ahead, it’s good to keep in mind the limitations of making one game within another. Its creator points out that San Andreas will have elements of the original gameplay, but you can’t replicate everything. And the game’s map will also be somewhat smaller, just a cutout of the original city, as we can see in the image below. The area to be replicated in the “remake” is highlighted in red.
Area of GTA San Andreas being recreatedSource: DSOG
While we don’t have more news of the “remake” of San Andreas made by a fan, players who bought GTA Trilogy finally started to receive improvements to the compilation, as well as an apology from Rockstar.